Small population-based studies have shown that chronic kidney diseases (CKD), which is a cause of kidney failure, are five times more prevalent in north Indian states that their southern counterparts, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan told Rajya Sabha today.
It was supposed to be a routine job, police say. Move 69 prisoners from an outlying town to a jail in southern Baghdad. But before they arrived at their destination, every single prisoner had been killed.
Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel drove to victory on the sixth stage of the Dakar Rally on Friday, but the racing was overshadowed by the deaths of a motorcyclist, who was a father of five, and two journalists.
Supreme Court took "serious" note of deaths of over 40 children in relief camps for riot-affected people in Muzaffarnagar and directed Uttar Pradesh government to immediately take remedial measures to meet the threat of winter.
The death toll from a killer quake in the central Philippines is likely to approach 200 as rescue teams focused on finding dead bodies buried under landslides and fallen structures, an official said today.